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Skiing Business Names 2013 Industry Awards Finalists

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It’s no secret that snowsports sales sucked last year, and many shops, reps and brands in the industry are having déjà vu this year.

But that’s why Skiing Business is, for the third year, recognizing some of the industry’s leaders from throughout the country.

“In a time when the economy, snowfall, sell-through and other aspects of the ski industry are downers, it’s great to have a bright spot in the industry,” says Ryan Dionne, Skiing Business editor. “Our peer-driven awards help shine a spotlight on some of the people who help make the industry a great arena in which to work.”

This year, besides retailer and sales rep categories as well as the Shop Hero award, a Best Dealer Services award was added to recognize the brand that shows the most support for its shops and reps.

Skiing Business will present the winner from each category with an award at our Industry Awards party on Jan. 31—the first night of the SIA Snow Show—in Denver. Party details will be sent as the date nears.

Here are the finalists from each category.

(Editor’s note: Shop Hero finalist videos will be posted on Thursday, Dec. 20, and voting starts then.)

Skiing Business Industry Awards

Retail Categories:

Best in-shop merchandising: softgoods
Cole Sport, Utah
Evo, Washington
Granite Chief, California
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York

Best in-shop merchandising: hardgoods
Bent Gate Mountaineering, Colorado
Colorado Ski and Golf, Colorado
Evo, Washington
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York

Best in-shop merchandising: accessories
Ski Haus, Colorado
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York
Sturtevant’s, Washington
U.S. Outdoor Store, Oregon

Most knowledgeable staff
The Boot Doctors, Colorado and New Mexico
Ski Center, Washington, D.C.
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York
Start Haus, California

Best vibe
The Boot Doctors, Colorado and New Mexico
The City Garage, New York
Evo, Washington
Village Ski Loft, Nevada

Most innovative
The Boot Doctors, Colorado and New Mexico
Evo, Washington
Start Haus, California
Pinewski’s Ski and Board Shop, Minnesota

Best women’s engagement
Alpine Sport Shop, New York
Granite Chief, California
Hoigaard’s, Minnesota
Sturtevant’s, Washington

Best backshop: ski tuning
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York
Start Haus, California
Sturtevant’s, Washington
World Cup Service Center, Washington

Best backshop: bootfitting
The Boot Doctors, Colorado and New Mexico
Ski Center, Washington, D.C.
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York
Start Haus, California

Best family shop
Alpine Haus, Connecticut
Bobos Mogul Mouse, Nevada
Ski Barn, New Jersey
Sturtevant’s, Washington

Best digital services
Alpine Ski Shop, Virginia
Backcountry.com, Utah
Bent Gate Mountaineering, Colorado
Evo, Washington

Skiing Business Industry Awards and Shop Heroes

Sales Rep Categories:

Best accessibility
Keith Bowen
Mike Martini
John Schmoock

Best presentation
Mike Martini
John Schmoock
Dane Stephenson

Best shop knowledge
Tom Blair
Mike Martini
John Schmoock

Brand Category:

Best dealer services
Mike Adams (Atomic/Salomon)
Willy Booker (Nordica)
Dennis Gaspari (Dynastar)
John O’Connor (K2 Sports)

Categories: Features Newswire

8 Responses to “Skiing Business Names 2013 Industry Awards Finalists”

  1. STEVE COHEN says:

    Congrats to all the Masterfit dealers who have made the finals. We're glad to support the efforts of shops that put service–especially boot fit service–first.

  2. Congrats to everyone! So happy to see so many people in the industry striving to make a difference!

  3. Congrats to our staff who work so hard and really put their hearts into everything they do. You are the heart and soul and smiles behind our business! Penelope of Bootdoctors

  4. Bootdoctors nominated in 4 categories! Great job Bob and Penelope and all of the great staff!

  5. Johnny Stevens says:

    The Bootdoctors absolutely has been the holy grail of boot fitting for myself and friends almost 30 years now, the vibe is always alive. The boot fitting is THE best you can get, and my feet gave them a run for their money.

  6. 'Schultz' Greenberg says:

    Go "MK", you know who you are!!! Congrats on a job well done!

  7. Dave Jaeger says:

    Nice job Boot Doctors. Your passion for winter sports is shining and was noticed by your peers.
    Most knowledgeable staff 2013. SIA.

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